Restorative Dentistry

S. Clarke Woodruff, DMD -  - Dentist

S. Clarke Woodruff, DMD

Dentist located in Hellertown, PA

Damaged, cracked, or missing teeth may not just prevent you from smiling, but can impact your whole lifestyle. These issues can be handled quickly by Dr. S. Clarke Woodruff at his dental practices locations in Hellertown, Bethlehem, Allentown, and the surrounding communities in Pennsylvania. With extensive experience, Dr. Woodruff and his team will help you restore your teeth, achieve optimal oral health, and enjoy a healthy vibrant smile. Start by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Woodruff today either by calling one of our offices or using our convenient online booking tool.

Restorative Dentistry Q & A

What is restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is any treatment that repairs a broken, missing, or decayed tooth to regain the strength, form, and function. Restoration can be as simple as a tooth-colored filling or replacement of a crown or missing tooth, and it not only helps you improve your appearance but also transforms your oral health.

What are the some of the common restorative dentistry treatments offered?

Dr. Woodruff offers a full range of traditional restorative treatments, which include:

  • Tooth-colored composite fillings
  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Full and partial dentures
  • Root canal therapy
  • Implants


The restorative prosthetics used by Dr. Woodruff are specially designed to achieve your individual treatment goal for strength, durability, or aesthetic. He is systematic, meticulous, and ensures that your dental restoration is carefully crafted for successful initial placement.

Which restorative treatment is best for me?

To know more about the restorative treatment best suited for you, contact Dr. Woodruff about your tooth problem. He and his expert staff will conduct a comprehensive dental exam, including lab tests, X-rays, and other imaging studies to arrive at the correct diagnosis of your problem. Based on your diagnosis, you and Dr. Woodruff will determine together which treatment best fits your needs.

Are dental restorations painful?

Recent technological advancements in dentistry have considerably reduced the pain associated with most dental procedures, including restorative dentistry. Most people have fear about the dental appointment that causes considerable anxiety.

Dr. Woodruff and his team do whatever they can to reduce anxiety and provide quick, painless treatments. He frequently administers topical and local anesthetics to numb the area and create a comforting and relaxing dental experience for you.

What are the benefits of restorative dentistry?

The word restore means to return something to its original condition. Restorative dentistry does that and more, sometimes even improving the strength and functionality of tooth better than before. Some of the other benefits of the restorative dentistry are: 

  • Enhances the smile‚Äôs appearance
  • Saves and preserves a natural tooth
  • Eliminates dental discomfort
  • Improves your bite and chewing ability
  • Improves your oral health
  • Maintains the bone structure of your jawbone


If your teeth have worn off over time or you have a missing or cracked tooth that needs attention, consult with Dr. Woodruff. He can help you get the beautiful smile back and boost your self-confidence. Call or click today to schedule an appointment.